N.L. union members reject restructuring plan for AbitibiBowater

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GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR, N.L. A battle between paper giant AbitibiBowater and its union is heating up in the wake of the rejection of a restructuring plan for the companys central Newfoundland operations.

GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR, N.L. A battle between paper giant AbitibiBowater and its union is heating up in the wake of the rejection of a restructuring plan for the companys central Newfoundland operations.

The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers union has announced that 99 per cent of its membership has rejected the plan to revamp operations, including the newsprint mill in Grand Falls-Windsor.

The company contends the restructuring is necessary in order to make the mill competitive and viable, and has threatened that outright closure could be the alternative.

Union boss Gary Healey confirmed today the plan would result in nearly 200 layoffs, and will impact nearly every aspect of the operation.

He said the company is asking for too much and offering very little in return.

There are roughly 900 unionized workers involved with the operation.



Organizations: AbitibiBowater, N.L. union, Paperworkers union

Geographic location: GRAND FALLS, Newfoundland, Grand Falls-Windsor

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